Aquaterra Adventures has been to a great extent, responsible
for opening more rivers to river running today, made possible
by several path breaking trips on rivers like the Tons,
Sutlej, Brahmaputra, Kali, Lohit and Zanskar river to
name a few. Since our inception in 1995, we are proud
to look back over the years and the unprecedented range
of trips that we have built up, being the only outfit
to truly offer the entire breadth of the Indian Himalayas
in an exciting array of adventure travel.
- Celebrating a decade of offering the most varied range of adventure travel in India, Aquaterra Adventures completed the second raft descent in 19 years of the Tons river, in May 2005, it was also the first Indian descent. Running a continuous 120 km Class 4+ section of the Upper, Middle and Lower Tons, a full crew of 2 rafts, 2 catarafts and 2 kayaks completed this amazing journey.
- Our third edition of the Brahmaputra establishes
us as a leader in river running and multi-day travel.
2005 trips include two first descents - more on them
- A trip to open the Sutlej river ran for the first
time as a fixed departure expedition, in February
2004, and is now a regular feature.
- We ran the first complete descent o the Lohit River
in Dec 2003, with an international team of Indian,
Canadian and British paddlers. This river had never
been run in its entirety. The trip comprised the likes
of our river guides, Anvesh and Rana, Paul Skinny
Jones, Lara Tipper, Pete Caterall, Jeff Boyd, Vicky
Barlow, Rob Litherland, Bryan Smith, Tod Gourley and
Mark Heard. We made this possible.
- We ran our second edition of the Upper Brahmaputra
river in Arunachal Pradesh in Nov - Dec 2003. An entire
crew of 31 made this expedition a huge success. Leading
paddling explorer, and legendary whitewater guru Peter
Knowles led a 15 person crew out from the UK. They
chose us to be with on the Brahmaputra.
- We made the first Indian descent on the hardest
section on the Tons river (Khunigad - Tiuni) in April
- We followed it up by running the first fixed departure
expedition on the Lower Tons, an exciting 75 km journey
down this Class 4 section of the medium volume Lower
- In 2002, we opened the wild Brahmaputra river to
anybody who cared to join - with the biggest rafting
expedition (total strength 55 persons) as well as
the first open fixed departure on the Upper Brahmaputra,
conceived and run entirely by Aquaterra Adventures.
And in style too, with the big names in adventure,
expedition running, publishing, equipment, journalism,
photography all adding to the salad bowl.
"Paddler Magazine", world's No. 1 Kayaking
and rafting magazine, chose to co-sponsor "The
Great Brahmaputra Descent" (See `News" on
this site as well for the cover page story)
"Hyside", world's leading manufacturer of
rafts, donated a cataraft to us as support for an
outstanding effort. 'Adidas and Salomon' provided
This was the first time the entire river run was filmed
successfully, to be made into a 52 minute documentary
for international distribution. Aquaterra Adventures
was entrusted to carry very expensive film equipment
safely down a big volume, Class 4+ run, and we delivered
like no one else before.
This path breaking effort is being covered extensively
by the big names in print - 'Paddler", ` ABENTEUER
und REISEN', `New York Times', `Action Asia', `India
Today Plus', `Outlook Traveller', `Holiday Asia',
`Economic Times' besides several others.
- Our river guides were part of first descents on
the Lohit, Subansari, first commercial exploratory
on the Spiti river. Each year, many of our expeditions
on the Bhagirathi, Kali, Alaknanda, and Zanskar rivers
bring people closer to the outdoors.
- Our river Camps on the Ganga and Tons rivers offer
10 months of camping, river running, kayaking, rock
climbing, abseiling and allied activities. Thousands
of people have undergone the Aquaterra Adventures
experience, and reveled in it.